A Lincoln County teen is facing sexual assault charges after authorities say he admitted to to inappropriately touching a 5-year-old boy.
Hunter Wayne McNeely, 18, of Vale, North Carolina is charged with one felony count of statutory sexual offense of a child and one felony count of indecent liberties with a child.
The charges stem from an incident reported on July 21, 2017. The charges involve a 5-year-old little boy who was known by McNeely.
McNeely was arrested following an interview at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, August 24 and taken before a Lincoln County magistrate. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond.
McNeely had a first appearance Friday in Lincoln County District Court.